The Importance of First
We respond to our name
throughout our lives. People associate us with our first
name, it forms part of our identity. They help to
distinguish us from one to another. Other people gain
immediate and sometimes totally subconscious views of
people, just from hearing a name they can therefore give
us a distinct advantage in life, or conversely, a
disadvantage! The choice of an Puerto Rican Baby name
is, therefore, incredibly important. And those of us who
choose a baby's name are taking on a responsible task!
The Origins of Puerto
Rican baby names
The origins of Puerto Rican
naming traditions include the use of place names, those
related to mythology and history, origins from colours,
plants and other types of nature, Fictional origins,
historical origins, characteristic and religious
origins. We then move on to the genre which can be
classed as Descriptive, Place, Speciality and finally
unique (or created name's) Placenames were used or added
as a second surname, preceded by the word "de" or "del"
("from" or "from the") for example "del Monte" ("from
What Puerto Rican baby
name shall I give to my baby?
Will the Puerto Rican baby
name suit my baby? Should it be traditional, unusual,
unique, exotic, popular or cool? Will it be suitable
throughout all life phases ( "A Name isn't just for a
birthday - it's for life!"). Will it be appropriate
throughout a full life cycle starting with baby -
toddler - school child - teenager - young adults -
parents - middle age - retirement and ending with old
age. Will it suit a pensioner as well as a baby? Will
the schoolchild be teased mercilessly about a name? What
will your baby think of your choice?
Help is at hand when
making a choice from Puerto Rican baby names!
The various sections included
in www. babynames. org. uk accessed via the Site Map
will provide answers to all of your questions regarding
the choice of first names. And our exclusive Name
Evaluator will help you avoid any of the many pitfalls!
Want to know more?
Further information about
names and Genealogy can be found by clicking the
World of Baby Names